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Community Solar in New York.

Solar farms in New York are a great way to benefit from renewable energy without needing to invest in your own personal array.

Guide to New York Community Solar Program

Community solar is breaking down barriers.

Gone are the days of needing space to install a solar array. Now you and your neighbors can benefit from clean energy with Community Solar in New York.

Traditionally, if you wanted to invest in solar, you had to install your own panels. In addition to space, you would need to come up with the upfront cash, panel maintenance costs and space to install the array.

Developers knew there had to be a better way. Consumers want green energy even if they do not have the upfront cash or square feet at their place. With community solar, you do not need to worry about any of that! Regardless of if you rent or own you can subscribe to a community solar farm and reap the benefits of solar.

What is Community Solar in New York?

In New York, community solar programs are a way for residents and businesses to support renewable energy. In exchange for their support, they receive savings on their electric bill. Even if you rent an apartment or operate a business out of a suite, community solar is an option for you.

Solar farms are developed and installed in areas with a lot of land. They maximize the amount of panels they can install on that farm. The solar farms are nearby your home or office and will always be in your utility footprint.

If you are on third party supply or even still with the utility, you can subscribe to community solar in NY.

Interested in getting a community solar quote?

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How does Community Solar work?

Your utility knows that solar is cheaper over time than fossil fuels. Because of this, they will buy it in exchange for savings credits. As the subscriber, you will then receive a part of the credits just for connecting to the solar project. The other portion will go back to the developer to maintain the array.

Your utility will still deliver your power the same as it always has.


Step 1

Developer builds a solar farm in a central spot.

Step 2

The solar farm generates electric and sends it to the grid for local residents & businesses to subscribe to.

Step 3

Subscribers receive a credit for their portion of the power produced.

Step 4

The utility provides the subscribers with solar credits on their electric bill to reduce their overall electric supply costs.

How much can you save with Community Solar?

Savings are from 10-20% off your electric bill. This does depend on the utility in New York. The best part is there is no cost to join!

Benefits of enrolling in Community Solar:

  • First, it’s quick and easy to sign up
  • Second, NO installation costs
  • NO need to maintain the panels
  • No cancellation fee options (depending on the customer’s usage and on the developer)
  • Bonus – you can support local renewable energy

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still have questions? Below are our Frequently Asked questions on community solar:

Community solar is subject to your utility and farms available. Once the array is full, the enrollment is done. EnergyPricing.com can help you review your eligibility by calling us at 800-225-3813. 

By subscribing to a solar farm, you support renewable energy. Most importantly, the utility knows the benefit of solar and provides a savings credit to subscribers for reducing toxic gases that can be harmful to air quality. Those credits are savings off your monthly utility bill and guaranteed to be 10-20%.
Typically, there is a lag from the signed agreement to the start of it. Meaning, community solar projects fill up quickly. Enrollments usually start towards while the project is being developed. If this is the case, once the project starts producing energy, it will reflect in credits on your utility bill within a few weeks. Your payments to the developer will also start around the same time.
There are no costs with subscribing through EnergyPricing.com
EnergyPricing.com is paid by the developer for each customer enrolled in their solar project. Because of this, there is no additional mark up to you as the subscriber.
Cancelation fees vary based on your usage profile and developers available in your area. We do have developers that offer no cancellation fees. Cancellations can take a few billing cycles with the utility to process.
EnergyPricing.com has a network of developers that provide our clients with community solar options.